This is the "Portlandia" episode, featuring Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Patton Oswalt, and The Decemberists. I really freaking hope they move into George Bush/Gerald Ford's former house across the street!
Homer wants to be cooler, so he starts hanging out with his "trendy" neighbors, but Marge doesn't approve of their parenting methods, and Bart considers their son too pretentious
ETA: Loved the signs in the sexual harassment seminar. "Let's try insensitivity!"
Heh, so Fred Armisen owns the Simpsons-verse version of Voodoo Donuts. Loved the Russian Nesting Donut. And his family moves into Ruth Power's former house. Patton Oswalt did a great job as T-Rex, and hell, they completely nailed pretentiousness. I honestly don't know if wanting to smack him for being a pretentious prick was a good thing or not.
Of course Bart and Lisa would be shocked that not owning a tv would even be an option, I loved that so much. The fact that it impacted the plot was a good touch.
Loved the shout-out to the Onion, and then the dig at the AV Club. (The AV Club, of course, ate this up)
Homer's goatee looks exactly like his head hair. Such a great touch. Freaking loved that scared, awkward clapping the family made when Homer ripped off his goatee.
According to Fred, Flanders is like a dad in a Wes Anderson movie. This makes too much sense.
Hipsters taking over Springfield was funny, if not horrifying. The tire fire turned into a farmer's market! Those bastards. Although I do love that Moe's stayed exactly the same because hipsters love the dank.
Really liked the Burns bit at the end with the Artisinal Power Plant. I need to watch that again, that should've been either longer or its own episode.
ETA II: All in all, the episode was enjoyable, but most of the hipster jokes seemed too obvious, especially since Portlandia itself made it into an art form.
Edited by InvaderNorbert, Dec 9, 2012 @ 10:38 PM.